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bob costas, there's much more we want to get to, including the latest news about a-rod, performance enhancing drugs in baseball and football. but we are out of time.
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we want to take to the web for a take two, which you can find later on the web. david will be back next week with an exclusive with representative eric cantor, on whether the . . oh. very good monday morning to you. right now on first look -- baltimore celebrates their win with a power outage. some supersized ads and one heck of a game. president obama takes his gun control message to the twin cities today. plus, the 5-year-old hostage in alabama inters its seventh day.
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and rumors of muhammad ali's demise, all premature? we'll explain. very good morning. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california, a tour bus collided with two other vehicles killing at least eight people, injuring dozens more. authorities said that the driver reported having brake problems as the bus came down the mountains. it rear-ended a car before h hitting a tractor trailer. >> it started to move so fast and people started screaming. >> two to three minutes swerving in and out. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reported returning from a ski trip. president obama pushing for broader gun control messages.
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tracy potts is in washington this morning, plus this new photo of the president raising some eyebrows. >> reporter: we'll show you that in a just moment. the president today first headed to minneapolis, no mistake that city was chosen, the white house said they were worked very hard there to curb gun violence. as president obama pitches his gun control plan in minnesota more reaction to this white house photo of the president skeet shooting at camp david. pushing for a ban on assault weapons. no chance on capitol hill. but universal background checks, that's gaining support. >> i think that everyone acknowledges that we should something with background checks. >> mark kelly said that checks must be expanded to keep guns away from mental ly illness. >> he have gone to a gun show or
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a private seller and got a gun. >> this super bowl accused the nra of making a complete turnaround. this was the nra after columbine. >> provide in-state background checks for every sale, no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> reporter: this was the nra ceo on fox news sunday. >> it's never going to be universal. >> reporter: that ad came from mayor michael bloomberg from new york, his group mayors against illegal guns. we c we con ra? >> thank you. eddie ralph is facing two counts of murder in the killing of chris kyle. they were gunned down at a north texas shooting range. kyle said that he had no regrets
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about his actions in combat. >> every person i killed i have a clear conscious of, they were actively trying to harm americans, allies or civilians. >> ruth was a military veteran. his motive is still unclear. we're entering the seventh day of the hostage standoff in alabama. a 5-year-old boy is still being held in an underground burnger by jim me lee dykes. police continue to negotiate with dykes who's received medicine for the boy. the funeral for the bus driver was held sunday. charles poland was hailed as a hero. defense secretary leon panetta is defending the country's controversial drone program. secretary panetta tells nbc's meet the press, drone strikes
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don't come lightly. u.s. officials make sure they're focused on somebody who's a direct threat to the u.s. watch chuck todd's full interview online. okay, this morning the baltimore ravens are the super bowl champions. after defeating the san francisco 49ers. 34-31. in a game that went down to the wire but not without a hitch. a report on the all the day's festivities in the big easy. >> reporter: after a week of preparations, and parties, the action moved inside. ♪ oh beautiful >> reporter: a poignant start. students from sandy hook elementary singing "america the beautiful."
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then -- a power rendition of the national anthem by alicia keys. followed by america's game. >> flacco, end zone snchltd. >> reporter: baltimore took a commanding lead early. and then at halftime, beyonce commanded the stage. ♪ all the single ladies >> reporter: joined in a surprise reunion by destiny's child. the second half began with an electric kickoff return by jacoby jones and then the electricity went out. a loss of power left half the stadium in dark. when the game ended it was the niners who had all of the energy, mounting a huge comeback. but in the end, the baltimore ravens hold on for an exciting win. the end of the super bowl. but the party continues in new orleans. mardi gras resumes. jay gray, nbc news, new orleans. the family of muhammad ali is trying to knock out rumors
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that he's on his death bed. they released photos of watching the super bowl in ravens gear. i quoted ali's brother that he was near death. first lady michelle obama sent a tweet last night, watching the super bowl with family and friends. beyonce was phenomenal and i'm so proud of her. before the big game president obama condemned the ban on gay being allowed to boy scouts. new york times columnist paul krugman said that the current fight over guns has revealed the nra as a quote insane organization. some pro-gun advocates this vision of leading in a mad mex movie. an advertisement during the
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super bowl calling for background checks for all gun sales using the nra's own words against them. president obama will soon be moving to a new oval office, while the west wing is renovated. the temporary office is in the eisenhower executive office right next door. new jersey chris christie is getting ready for his first late-night tv appearance with david letterman. and that is your morning dish of "scrambled politics." all right, now for a look at monday's weather. here's meteorologist bill karins. >> good morning. >> oh boy, tell a lot of people are going to be tired after that super bowl last night. >> including yourself. >> good morning, everyone. if you're up and at em after
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that late night, we're watching cold air and coming down. the cold air has been locked in the same areas while the west is enjoying beautiful conditions. texas to the gulf coast, no problems. winter is over the great lakes. ohio valley. northern plains and new england. north of chicago and milwaukee, up to the border, some heavier snow band. eventually the snow will head into ohio, toledo, cleveland. not a big blockbuster event. quick-moving storms. 1 to 3 inches with this. temperatures are plenty kld out there. tonight, it will push into philadelphia. behind it, there's some cold air, duluth at minus 29. these clipper lows continue. look at denver, 57.
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that's beautiful. showers in dallas, near 70. florida looks great, also. veronica? the weekend will get a lot warmer especially boston and new york. >> thank you, bill. fidel castro's first appearance and bill clinton bears farewell to a friend. and the super bowl turning points of the game. "first look" is back in three minutes. e my insurance rates are probably gonna double.
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. good morning. welcome back. some stories making news this morning. officials in turkey are questioning 15 people in the death of sarai sierra. a new york city mother whose body was found in turkey on saturday. in cuba, public people got a close-up look at retired leader fidel castro, their first since 2010. u.s. secretary of state john
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kerry had a busy weekend talking to leaders of israel, turkey, canada, mexico and japan. the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch will be held today. bill clinton and michael bloomberg are among those slated to speak. lavon pepper paire-davis, has died at the age of 88. a model for the character played by geena davis in league of their own. all of the drama of great game, a spectacular halftime show, brother versus brother. those super ads. did the 34-minute power outage hurt the ratings? audience ratings will be out today. one company that took advantage of the power outage, doritos.
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just in time for mcdonald's, first happy meal entree, fish mcbites. it will be available this week up until easter. english banks don't guard against risky banking may be disband. users can make calls or surf the web without paying a monthly cell phone bills. sin and to leave you with news that will make investors feel good, stocks are up almost 7% this year. and a whopping 11414% since the bear market low in 2009. is the dow 14,000 peak or will
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the bulls keep running? baltimore e explodes in explosion as the final seconds tick off. ravens spilled into the street from bars, creating this massive street party that you're looking at. game highlights are next. ♪ we, we chocolate cross over. ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. all your important legal matters in just minutes. protect your family... and launch your dreams. at we put the law on your side.
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political reporter for roll call. the president has been campaigning against gun violence since the two months since the sandy hook shooting. >> i think he's gaining traction. the president is going to minneapolis today. one of his big political supporters is the mayor of minneapolis. and he's going to make his case. but, the question isn't wanting going to happen in minneapolis, the question is what's going to happen on capitol hill? unlikely they'll be able to pass any comprehensive gun control legislation. >> what part are you referring to specifically? >> members of congress are talking about a possible, feasible legislative goal, more comprehensive background checks, in addition to the some of the executive orders that obama put in a few weeks ago.
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but they're talking about basically closing the gun show loophole, that kind of thing. any talk of an assault weapon ban doesn't appear likely of the makeup with the current congress. next tuesday, the president is going to be delivering his state of the union address. how much of a priority do you feel this issue is going to be? >> compared to previous state of unions much greater priority. i think it will play a large role. i think he'll talk about immigration quite a bit as well. very different state of the union than we have seen before. we begin in southern california, 300 pounds dynamite leveled a massive power plant. to make way for public park and other projects.
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also in california, an out of control suv crashed into an apartment building. destroying everything in its path. no one inside was harmed. now to oregon, it's a bakery that refuses to sell wedding cake cakes to same-sex couples. the owner said that he's not homophobic but stands along to his religion. the church posted a gay pride banner. the youth organization is set to discuss lifting the bans on gays and lesbians this week. turning to sports. the super bowl was thriller. in the first quarter, joe flacco connected with anquan boldin for
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a touchdown pass. in the second quarter, baltimore scored two more touchdowns to make it look a blowout. they went to halftime with a 21-6 lead over san francisco. in the third, ravens' jacoby jones set a record with 108-yard kickoff return. and then, the power went out in the superdome. it took 34 minutes before the lights were back on and play was restarted. then, momentum shifted quickly as san francisco scored two touchdowns in less than 2 1/2 minutes. in the fourth quarter, niners' quarterback colin kaepernick rolled left and kept going for the touchdown. san francisco had the last you shot at the end zone, but there was contact between michael crabtree and ravens' jeremy smith. the game ended on a ravens' kickoff. 49ers returned as time-out.
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final score, ravens 34, 49ers 31. the two head coaches brothers jim and john harbaugh, as john told him he loved him and jim congratulated him on the win. now for another look at the weather. here's nbc meteorologist bill care yans with the weather channel forecast. your team didn't win? >> i was asleep anyway. you were showing the highlights that we have seen. >> that was good enough for you. >> the game ended just six hours ago. >> be you missed the ads? >> i can watch the good ones online. good morning. a cold start in new england today. light snow coming tonight. wind chills are in the teens. today, another chilly day. struggling to get up to the freezing mark. light snow late in the day toward pittsburgh.
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timing for new york city to philadelphia to baltimore will be overnight tonight until tomorrow morning. another coating out there. maybe up to an inch. the snow right now, the worst travel right now, chicago, to northern indiana. snowing pretty good right now outside of the windy city. >> thank you, bill. just ahead -- where beyonce is heading now that she's killed at the bowl. and which ads got more bang for their 4 million bucks during the super bowl. did your favorite rate? e plane smell. odern fleet plane smell. among the largest us airlines to ensure that you are more comfortable and connected than ever. we are becoming a new american.
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. commercials from 40 advertisers aired during the super bowl.
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only one could be crowned king. an hiez anheuser busch ad was back with clydesdale. light-hearted commercials beat out the more raunchy ones according to usa today. with the top being rounded out byes chrysler's farmer. doritos' dressed up dads. and ad with bar ra faeli flopped. finally fresh off of her halftime show extravaganza, beyonc

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